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GastronomieFrench Capital of gastronomy, home to Michelin star Chef Paul Bocuse and numerous internationally renowned Chefs, Lyon distinguishes itself as a major European metropolitan area all the while offering the charms of a French city. Conveniently located at the crossroads of Europe, its central location offers easy access to many key European cities.

 

Home to 1,500 decision centers and 8 competitiveness clusters, Lyon offers a vibrant and dynamic labor market, all the while revealing the beauty of its roman foundations building on the advantages offered by its two hills and two rivers. Included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1998, the city is also home to some of the most major European cultural events :

 

LYON DANCE & CONTEMPORARY ART BIENNALES

©credit photo Brice Robert - Onlylyon

©credit photo Brice Robert - Onlylyon

Contemporary dance festival, the Lyon Dance Biennale takes place on even-numbered years in September and October for three weeks attracting nearly 300,000 visitors each year.

Alternatively organized on odd-numbered years, the Contemporary Art Biennale attracts some 500 artists in its various exhibition areas located throughout the city and welcomes approximately 250,000 visitors. 

  

 

 

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

fete_lumieres_credit_brice_robert_onlylyon_redim_2.jpgWith 4 million visitors, The Festival of Lights stands out as one of the 3 biggest festive public events in the world after the Rio Carnival and the Munich Oktoberfest.

The internationally renowned festival takes place every year for four days around December 8th offering scenographies and innovating light spectacles in every neighborhood of Lyon.

 

 

 

 

BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU CELEBRATION

Beaujolais celebration

The ‘‘Beaujolais Nouveau’’ is produced on a 34-mile-long guaranteed quality label area (appellation AOC) between Macon and L’Arbresle in the Lyon region. Each 3rd Thursday of November, celebrating the new wine, producers from Beaujolais villages open their domains for the weekend for a taste of the new wine.

 

 

 


 

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